The Super Eagles of Nigeria had their first training session ahead of their March 24 and 27th friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso respectively.
Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal that 16 players were present at the session but two players Carl Ikeme and newbie Joel Noah Sarenren Bazee missed the session after shake up.
They took parts in the shake up with their teammates but later trained separately from the rest of their teammates as they continue their recovery from various degree of injuries picked up during games for their respective teams.
Bazee’s fitness has been a key issue in the build up to the game and it was even suggested at a time that he could miss the games, but he denied such reports in a chat with Owngoalnigeria.com.
The case of Ikeme appears to have taken a lot of people by surprise as he has no history of fitness issue in the build up to the games, which will be played at Barnet’s Hive Stadium.
*Michael James (In London).